Create a 5 pages page paper that discusses meeting individual student needs. It requires teachers to be flexible by adjusting their teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students instead of expecting students to modify themselves to fit in the curriculum. Many teachers have proved the effectiveness of differentiated Instruction in diverse classrooms. The differentiated instructions used in birth- PK should be different from those used in K-3.
. . . . . . . . . . . Various differentiated strategies were observed in birth- PK. An example of differentiation strategies used in birth- PK was different reading materials based on students’ reading abilities in the class. This strategy was more helpful to students who had lower readability levels. I notice some students could read better than others could. If generalized Instruction were used, students with lower readability levels would have difficulties understanding the concepts taught in class. The second strategy used in this class was the presentation of instructions using auditory and visual means. The strategy helps students with difficulties to understand written instructions. Some students get concepts easily if the instructions are represented with visual elements such as pictures or videos. Also, others understand more if teachers use auditory means. The strategy is helpful to students with hearing problems in class. The other observed strategy in birth- PK included the use of group lessons. The strategy involves dividing children based on their learning abilities. For instance, students in this class were divided based on their vocabulary levels and spelling abilities. The strategy mostly benefited learners with lower readiness levels of vocabularies and spellings (White, 2014). Some students can understand more vocabulary compared to others. If a general teaching strategy is used, students with lower vocabulary levels would be left out.
The fourth strategy used in this class was the use of reading buddies. The strategy involved asking two or three students to read together. Students with higher reading abilities were asked to pair up with those with lower reading abilities to read aloud to each other in turns.